Angkor Wat, which means “temple of the city", is an ancient Cambodian complex of temples and ruins. This popular tourist attraction is located in Angkor, just 5.5 Kilometers north of the capital city Siem Reap in Cambodia.
The temple was built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. It began as the king’s state temple close to the capital city.
The Angkor Wat's main temple is the largest structure of a much larger complex of temples and ancient ruins. It is also the only one with a degree of changes in its religious significance during its lifetime. It is located in the southernmost area of the complex. This stunning structure began as a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and then became a Buddhist one...